Murphy’s law struck when I was messing around with my site other day and I wrecked something unintentionally and had to revert to an older version of the database, resulting in the loss of one article, which I am too lazy to rewrite.
When I write an article, I only publish it in one location, here. On my local machines, I’ve a decent infrastructure for data integrity and keeping multiple backups, thanks a combination of RAID 1, Windows Shadow Copy and various other tools. The same can’t be said for my site, due to the fact that it is remote, and keeping a local and up to date copy of it isn’t exactly easy.
Well, what can I say now? Other than to keep a local copy or export the WordPress db after every article written. I will have to take steps to ensure that this does not happen again.